'Touch and feel' books

Take story time to the next level by reading a 'touch and feel' book with your baby.

Touch and feel books are picture books that have fun fabrics and textures inside. Your baby can follow the story and explore with the different textures.

You can find these in any bookshop, or you can ask at your local library.

Sit down for story time as usual. As you read, let your baby touch and feel the different fabrics in the book. If they don't know what to do, you can show them by doing it yourself.

Pause often so your baby can play. Copy their sounds or make encouraging noises.

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This helps your baby develop their senses. Those are important for understanding the world around them.

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